Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.

James D. Duckworth

Jimmy Duckworth is an associate attorney in the firm’s Memphis office. His civil practice is focused in the areas of healthcare liability, personal injury, and general civil trial work. Mr. Duckworth is also a member of the firm’s construction law and workers’ compensation practice groups.

Mr. Duckworth has a particular interest in criminal defense and has played an active role in expanding the firm’s criminal law practice group. He has successfully defended clients in state and federal court. He handles a wide range of criminal matters ranging from state misdemeanor charges such as DUI, domestic assault, and drug possession, to federal white-collar crimes.


  • American Bar Association
  • Memphis Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association

Community Activities

  • Memphis Area Legal Counsel
  • Access to Justice Committee Member
  • Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Harbor House of Memphis


James D. Duckworth

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Memphis Office

One Commerce Square
29th Floor
40 South Main Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Telephone (901) 525-8721
FAX (901) 525-6722


University of Memphis, B.A., 2011

University of Memphis, J.D., 2014

Bar Admission

Tennessee, 2014

Mississippi, 2017

U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee

  • Construction

    We have a broad and substantial construction practice with a solid record of service to the design and construction industry. Our experienced and dedicated construction practice group attorneys understand the construction industry and can help you navigate its often complex contracts and diverse relationships. We work closely with clients to identify… [Read more]

    Criminal Defense

    Our defense attorneys possess vast experience in all aspects of criminal law, from government investigations through indictment and trial. Representation of people and companies during federal and state agency investigations, prosecutor inquiries and federal grand jury proceedings comprises critical aspects in defending allegations of wrongdoing. Our number one goal is… [Read more]

    Health Care Law

    Lewis Thomason has extensive experience in providing services to clients in the health care industry at a time when the mission is to deliver excellent patient care while dealing with increased regulatory authority and government oversight. We offer comprehensive legal counsel and compliance with complex and evolving privacy and security requirements… [Read more]


    We have more than four decades of experience providing counsel and legal defense to insurance companies, self-insured clients, businesses and individuals. The firm has represented thousands of insured clients of leading insurance companies in a wide range of cases and has represented insurers in cases involving coverage disputes, policy interpretation,… [Read more]

    Personal Injury Litigation

    Our firm has an established history of successfully representing plaintiffs who have been injured through automobile accidents, defective products, on-the-job accidents and premises liability. From straightforward settlement negotiation to complex, multifaceted litigation, our attorneys have extensive experience and all of the necessary resources to protect our clients' interests in personal… [Read more]